[Following is an official Jamia press release.]
Jamia Milla Islamia will celebrate its 91st Foundation Day on October 29, 2011.
The Foundation Day celebrations will begin at 9.30 AM outside the M A Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia where the Chief Guest Mr. Sachin Pilot, Hon.’ble Minister of State for Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India along with Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia will receive the Guard of Honour by NCC Cadets of Jamia.
This will be followed by a Flag Hoisting Ceremony by Mr. Sachin Pilot, and a Foundation Day Function at M.A. Ansari Auditorium which has been traditionally organized by the Jamia Middle School.
As part of the celebrations, the University will also hold a Foundation Day Lecture on “Youth for Democracy and Secularism” by Shri. Sitaram Yechuri. The Lecture will be held at 3.00 PM in Edward W. Said Hall, Main Administrative Block, Jamia Millia Islamia.
The Foundation Day celebrations will come to an end with a Day/Night Cricket Match between Jamia Staff XI and Sports Journalists which will be played at 5.30 PM in the Cricket Ground, University Sports Complex, Jamia Millia Islamia.
All members of the press are cordially invited. You are also requested to carry your press accreditation card for additional security purposes.